What happened to your ecosystem that was out of your

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What happened to your ecosystem that was out of your control and not something you anticipated in your design? What was its effect? How could you potentially have prevented this? How could you have modified your set-up in order to collect quantitative data and not just qualitative data? Be specific about what data you would collect, how you would do it, and why this would be beneficial data to analyze. If you were to do this investigation again with what was originally provided, how would you modify your design in order to increase the odds of survival of all your living organisms? If you were to do this investigation again but were not limited by materials, time or living things, what would you create and why? (Be creative and dream big but remember – you are still trying to achieve the goal of creating a sustainable ecosystem in a bottle) Conclusion (20 points) All of the following questions are answered thoughtfully, in detail and in paragraph form: Describe three ways in which nutrients did cycle as you predicted in your hypothesis. Describe three ways in which nutrients did not cycle as you predicted in your hypothesis. Overall, how is this project like a real ecosystem? How is this project different from a real ecosystem and what are its limitations? What did you learn about the nutrient cycles and ecological interactions from this investigation?
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Ecology Unit © It’s Not Rocket Science 2016 19 Ecosystem in a Bottle In Class Project Rubric Category Excellent Acceptable Needs Improvement Unacceptable Introduction (10 pts) Drawings of all cycles are included, ecological interactions are listed, and importance of nutrient cycling is explained. (10) Drawings of all cycles are included, but ecological interactions or importance of nutrient cycling are not completely explained. (9-7) Drawings of all cycles may be included, but ecological interactions and importance of nutrient cycling are not included. (6-4) Drawings, interactions, and importance are not included. (3-0) Hypothesis (20 pts) Design sketch is clear, complete, detailed, and replicable. Table is complete and accurately predicts how each organism will get the nutrients it needs. (20) Design sketch is clear, complete, detailed and mostly replicable but table is not completed fully or does not accurately predict how each organism will get the nutrients it needs. (19-15) Design sketch is unclear and/or not replicable. Table is not completed fully or does not accurately predict how each organism will get the nutrients it needs. (14-9) Design sketch and table are unclear, inaccurate, and/or not present. (8-0) Materials (5 pts) All materials used in the experiment are clearly listed in bulleted form and include details of brand and amount. (5) All materials used in the experiment are clearly listed in bulleted form but are missing details of brand and amount. (4-3) Some of the materials and the setup used in the experiment are accurately described.
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